JB Betker is a partner and the Global Team Leader of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Transactions Practice.

He practices corporate law with an emphasis on advising clients on the intellectual property, technology and data protection aspects of transactional matters, including licensing and technology development arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings and capital markets offerings. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of transactional documents, focusing on intellectual property and technology, including trademark, patent and copyright license agreements, software agreements, development and manufacturing agreements, service agreements, assignment agreements, stock / asset purchase agreements, credit agreements, security agreements, offering memoranda and related ancillary documents. He also counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio development and growing technology-driven businesses and start-ups. His experience includes working with clients in the computer hardware and software, power, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and financial services industries.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, JB worked at an intellectual property boutique handling intellectual property counseling matters, including intellectual property litigation and prosecution and patent portfolio valuation and acquisition.